Milestones: May 25, 1987

DIED. James Jesus Angleton, 69, relentless, enigmatic director of counterintelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1954 to 1974; of lung cancer; in Washington. Angleton was an early member of the Office of Strategic Services, the World War II precursor to the CIA. His trust-nobody style while working in what he called espionage's "wilderness of mirrors," and his pursuit of Soviet agents in the U.S. and moles within the CIA, won him respect from insiders but little public notice. He has been credited with helping to expose Kim Philby, the British journalist who worked for the Soviet Union, and with acquiring...

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